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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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Oooh mes amies!  The fifteenth Poirot was entirely A-MEWS-ING!
Fire up your blackcurrant everything to party with Poirot and this time it is four times the fun because four capers for the price of one is contained in this super work, dating back to 1937.

It starts out with our favorite and thus it makes sense it is the book's namesake: Murder in the Mews.  Japp is along for this ride and interior decorators, we believe you also will appreciate the stellar color combination on page ten.  Even a bit of golf is such fun in times of murder.

Remember, Poirot knows everything.  Always.  He is always a step ahead of you unless you are maybe God.  You might want to google letter blotting because you hardly do this today-and then all will be clear for you here.  What is courage, one might ask?

The Incredible Theft was perhaps our least favorite and maybe the most psychological.

Dead Man's Mirror centers upon love and happiness, and you might not realize it until the end!  You'll also learn that Who's Who was helpful before Google.  Arrogance, motives and the typical highly colorful cast of characters paint this one vivid.  Footsteps...

Finally, the beach is where we all would rather be and now we can go with the vaccine available.  Even quicker, pop open the book for a fast trip to the beach and a snappy story in Triangle at Rhodes, a love triangle bien sur.

Previously on Whom You Know, Agatha has been lauded:

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

Murder on the Links

Poirot Investigates

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

The Big Four

The Mystery of the Blue Train

Peril at End House

Lord Edgware Dies

Murder on the Orient Express

Three Act Tragedy

and we took a break from only him and did him with others in Midwinter Murder

and returned to only him with Death in the Clouds

The ABC Murders

Murder in Mesopotamia

Cards on the Table

About the Author
Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all time and in any language, outsold only in the Bible and Shakespeare. Her books have sold more than a billion copies in English and another billion in a hundred foreign languages. She is the author of eighty crime novels and short-story collections, around thirty plays, two memoirs, and six novels written under the name Mary Westmacott

She first tried her hand at detective fiction while working in a hospital dispensary during World War I, creating the now-legendary Hercule Prior with her debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles. In 1930, Miss Jane Marple made her first full-length novel appearance in The Murder at the Vicarage, quickly becoming another beloved and enduring character to rival Poirot's popularity. Additional series characters include the husband-and wife crime-fighting team of Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, private investigator Parker Pyne, and Scotland Yard detectives Superintendent Battle and Inspector Japp.

Many of Christie's novels and short stories were adapted into plays, films, and television series. The Mousetrap opened in 1952 and is the longest running play in history. Academy Award-nominated actor and director Kenneth Branagh helmed the acclaimed major motion picture Murder on the Orient Express in 2017 and its sequel, Death on the Nile, starring in both films as the Belgian detective. On the small screen Poirot has been most memorably portrayed by David Suchet, and Miss Marple by Joan Hickson and subsequently Geraldine McEwan and Julia McKenzie.

Christie was first married to Archibald Christie and then to archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan, whom she accompanied on expeditions to countries that would also serve as the settings for many of her novels. In 1971 she achieved one of Britain's highest honors when she was made a Dame of the British Empire. She died in 1976 at the age of eighty-five. The one-hundred-year anniversary of Agatha Christie stories and the debut of Hercule Poirot was celebrated around the world in 2020. Whom You Know will never stop celebrating it!

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